14 Bandits Shoot Down While Trying To Kidnap A Pregnant Woman In Sokoto
Some armed men suspected to be bandits have been shoot down by the Nigerian Army while trying to kidnap a pregnant woman in Eldabala village in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
This was said on Thursday by the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko during a briefing at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
According the spokesman, the troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Hadarin Daji have neutralised 14 bandits terrorising the area.
14 Bandits Shoot Down
Onyueko added that 35 other victims were rescued while 7 AK-47 rifles 6 vehicles and other items were recovered from the criminal elements.
Consequently, no fewer than 14 bandits were neutralized. Also, a total of 36 kidnapped victims were rescued within the period and troops assisted one of the victims to safe delivery of a baby during one of the encounters.
The soldiers also intercepted a total number of 7 AK-47 rifles, 6 motorcycles, assorted military and police uniforms, 6 vehicles, 4 machetes among other items from the criminals, while they also assisted one of the victims to safe delivery of a baby during one of the encounters, he said.